hi hi hi! i’ve missed logging on here and sharing with you all! it feels really really really good to be back. thanks for following along on social media this last month and for being so supportive and wonderful with the arrival of our baby girls. i feel slightly out of order sharing a post from our fourth of july a few days ago when i have some photos and stories from the hospital last month i still haven’t yet shared, but we’ll just have to work backwards here for a minute. :)
our fourth of july was so much fun! i have loved this holiday since i was a little girl and every year i feel like it just gets better and better when we celebrate. i didn’t have major expectations this year going into the holiday, because i wasn’t sure how much i’d be up for, or how the babies would do outside. so we took it one activity at a time and stayed in a 8 block radius of home. we started the morning off with a little children’s parade in central park with friends, stopped by the new york historical society with family on the way home where they were doing a special exhibit for the day on world war II, ate hot dogs for lunch and lit sparklers at dusk. my sister and i made a 4th of july berry pie after my older kids went to bed, and we played a board game with family while we waited for it to bake. a low key and laid back day but a really great one in my book.
a few photos from our 4th!
all dressed in our red white and blue, right after the children’s parade in central park!
i’m not certain, but i think these kiddos had a good time. ;)
we are truly at a moment in life where we are just going with the flow and flying by the seat of our pants. as we were putting the kids to bed the evening before, i realized we hadn’t thought about the 4th yet and didn’t have anything to decorate the kids scooters with. josh ran a few blocks over to a nearby store just as they were about to close (15 minutes to spare!!!) while i put the babies to bed and snagged some good stuff! i can’t really think past the coming hour these days, so i’m glad i had that realization before it was too late! a festive and happy looking red white and blue scooter is where it’s at when you’re 3! (or 6, or 7!)
loved this photo of eleanor but please appreciate both of her brothers and their faces behind her. these kids make all the moments so entertaining!
conrad slid through the balloons after his first go around the little parade route (they went around and circled it three times) by lowering himself on his scooter and breaking with his foot dragging behind him. i appreciate a dramatic moment at the finish line, so i was feeling it. this boy is such a ham, and i hope he never changes.
these baby girls are currently 5 weeks old and have really changed so much already! here is beatrice giving us a little grin in her sleep.
and my girl madalena loves to have her tiny fingers extended straight at every opportunity. it’s adorable.
the new york historical society is such a great spot on the upper west side. we watched an amazing short film all about new york city and its history after going through the special world war II exhibit they set up for independence day. not that it’s hard to do these days with me being extra hormonal, but i definitely cried more than once while watching.
also i just have to point this out because i love M&M’s so much, but had no idea they were created during the war to send over to soldiers!
the baby girls enjoyed the museum, too! just kidding. they slept through the whole thing except for this moment beatrice woke up to make some faces at me.
sparkler time! we didn’t have it in us to stay up late and trek anywhere far to watch the big fireworks show. maybe in a few years, but in the meantime, a tiny show of sparklers feels just right. and samson declared as we were wrapping up our sparkler show, “this is the most fun thing ever!” so i think it was a win in everyones book.
happy independence day!!! grateful for a chance to celebrate along side my little ones this land we call home.